The Nikon D3200 is marketed as an ‘entry level’ Digital SLR body, although in my estimation, this sells the unit considerably short.
I won’t try to regurgitate the system specifications, that’s a largely pointless exercise, and besides, any fool can cut and paste without any real understanding ... Read review
"The Nikon D3200 is marketed as an ‘entry level’ Digital SLR body, although in my estimation, this sells the unit considerably short.
I won’t try to regurgitate the system specifications, that’s a largely pointless exercise, and besides, any fool can cut and paste without any real understanding of what the figures mean.
Instead, I will seek to explain why the D3200 is far more than just a ‘beginner’ Single Lens Reflex camera.
Firstly, let me explain ..."
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24.1 million pixels, easy to use, HD movie mode, light.
slightly plasticy feel.
"...years, before I got the Nikon D3200.
This is my first ever Nikon. and straight away I’m very impressed.
I bought the camera initially because a friend of mine uses a D3000, and I liked the quality of his images. I didn’t want to break the bank so its entry level price suited nicely. The wife wasn’t overly upset either.
I was swayed to the D3200 however by two things the size of the sensor, at 24.1 million pixels (6016x4000) I expected image quality ..."
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Featuring 24.2 effective megapixels, the D3200 employs a Nikon-developed DX-format CMOS image sensor. It achieves high-resolution rendering and rich tonal gradation that smoothly reproduces human skin texture and gradation of sky. Also, utilizing the large sensor of a D-SLR, high-quality still images and movies can be taken with beautiful background blur. The high pixel count of the D3200 is also effective when images are printed. Even when taken still images are trimmed and enlarged, high-resolution image quality is realized with the least degradation.To process 24.2-megapixel data at high speed, an image-processing engine EXPEED 3, the same as that used by the Nikon D4, that is optimized for D-SLRs is incorporated. EXPEED 3 realizes faithful reproduction of human skin, expanded dynamic range and improved color rendering in Active D-Lighting. With its high-performance noise-reduction function, rich gradation with less noise is achieved even at a high sensitivity range, for both still images and movies.The D3200 analyzes color and brightness information of the scene utilizing the light source identification function of Scene Recognition System and detects the light source precisely by referencing the in-camera database for auto white balance. In this way, it can determine the ideal white balance even with difficult light sources.It is difficult to reproduce the brightness of subjects as it appears in such scenes as a dark room including outside scenery seen through a window, high-contrast scenes such as at the seaside under strong sunlight, and backlit situations. The D3200 employs active D-lighting that preserves details in both highlights and shadowy areas in such situations, maintaining moderate contrast. You can reproduce brightness as you see it in both bright and dark situations.With D-SLRs, it sometimes occurs that dust becomes attached to the OLPF (optical low-pass filter) located in front of the image sensor when exchanging lenses, and is photographed in taken images. To prevent dust from degrading images, the D3200 employs the Image Sensor Cleaning function and Airflow Control System. These double measures effectively reduce the possibility of dust being photographed in the frame, ensuring beautiful images.The D3200 employs guide mode that enables you to take pictures and movies the way you want, even if you are a first-time user of a D-SLR. By just following the guides displayed in the monitor, a variety of image expression is realized easily, such as "soften background" to emphasize the subject, "capture reds in sunsets", or "take bright/dark photos".
3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX, 5.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 105 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX ED VR
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
27 - 82.5mm, 27 - 157.5mm
Min Focus Distance
28 cm, 45 cm
Max View Angle
8 groups / 11 elements, 5 groups / 7 elements, 11 groups / 15 elements
52 mm, 67 mm
Lens System Mounting
Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens
Lens system (2nd)
3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR, 5.5 x zoom lens - 55 - 300 mm - f/4.5-5.6, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
82.5 - 300mm, 82.5 - 450mm
Min Focus Distance
1.1 m, 1.4 m, 95 cm
11 groups / 15 elements, 11 groups / 17 elements, 9 groups / 13 elements
52 mm, 58 mm
ED glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens
Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control
Continuous Shooting Speed
4 frames per second
Self Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec, 5 sec, 20sec
Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, GPS ready, Wi-Fi ready, LCD live view mode, highlight point display, Active D-Lighting technology, 1080p Full HD movie recording, face detection, built-in help guide, Scene Recognition System (SRS), Exif Print support, in-camera RAW processing, Eye-Fi Card Ready
Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
Dioptric Correction Range
-1.7 to +0.5
3" LCD display
Microphone Operation Mode
1 x Hi-Speed USB ¦ 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x microphone ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) ¦ 1 x remote control
Memory Card Slot
Nikon ViewNX 2
System requirements for pc connection
USB port, CD-ROM Drive
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Eyepiece cover, battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, neck strap, USB cable, eyecup, shoe cap, audio / video cable
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Nikon EN-EL14 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )